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Research Assistant to Dr. Bob Dziak

I haven’t been out to sea on an expedition for our Acoustics group in a while, but I just wanted to point out an excellent and detailed account of a recent recovery of one of our group’s Ocean Bottom Hydrophones (OBHs) from the Ross Sea near the Drygalski Ice Tongue that Michelle Fournet writes about in her own blog. Part I of her series on the recovery can be found here:

Michelle’s Blog

For those new to Acoustics, an Ocean Bottom Hydrophone (OBH) is basically an under-water microphone that sits at the bottom of the ocean and records sounds for us to review later after we go back to retrieve the OBH and bring the data back to the office (this is where I usually come in – analyzing the data, and I’ll be writing more about that later). Michelle’s blog series of her expedition does a great job of describing some of the more adventurous aspects of being involved in the field of science (we are not all sitting in labs and offices), and I found it to be fun to read. She also has some beautiful pictures. I’ve attached some here just to whet your appetite. Be sure to check out her blog and check back here for descriptions of our upcoming expeditions! Better yet, subscribe to our blog to get email notifications when we post something new.

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Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon
Saturday, April 11, 10am-4pm

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day. HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays presented by marine scientists and special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and US Fish and Wildlife. This year will feature special exhibits highlighting HMSC’s 50 years of research, education and outreach in marine sciences. Don’t miss it!

Come learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s most dynamic marine science campus.
For more information and Schedule of Events, see hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday.
For accommodation requests related to a disability or other questions, email maryann.bozza@oregonstate.edu or call 541-867-0234.

Note: Most Marine Science Day exhibits and activities will be indoors, although visitors are advised to dress for the weather as some exhibits will be outdoors. The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive in Newport, Oregon.

Marine Science Day partners:

Oregon State University

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

US Environmental Protection Agency

US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Geological Survey

US Department of Agriculture

Oregon Coast Aquarium

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